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Sue Anderson-Faithful is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education. A former deputy headteacher in the primary sector, she teaches history and the pedagogy of history. Her research interests are in Anglicanism, the history of women’s educational opportunities, gendered notions of womanhood informed by religion and women’s activism realised through philanthropy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her analytical approach draws on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and feminist geographies.

She is the joint editor of History of Education Researcher and The Sybil Campbell Collection Newsletter and a member of the Cluster for the History of Women's Education in the Centre of Research for Educational Action and Theory Exchange (CREATE). She shares her knowledge of local history as the guide and author of the Winchester Women’s History walk, e.g. at the annual Winchester Heritage Open Days.




  • Anderson-Faithful, S. and Holloway, C. (2023; paperback edition forthcoming Nov. 2024) Women and the Anglican Church Congress, 1861-1938: Space, Place and Agency. Bloomsbury.


  • Anderson-Faithful, S (2022) 'Bear ye One Another's Burdens'; Inculcating Christian Values through Caring Practice in the Anglican Girls' friendly Society 1875-1914, Women’s History Today Vol 3 Issue 4.
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. and Holloway, C. (2019) 'We do not wish to be sofa cushions, or even props to men, but we wish to work by their side': celebrating women as popular educators at the Anglican Church congresses 1881-1913, History of Education.
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. and Goodman, J. (2019) Turns and Twists in Histories of Women's Education, Editorial, Women's History Review.
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. and Goodman, J. (2019) Afterword: Turning and Twisting Histories of Women's Education Reading Diffractively, Women's History Review.
  • Goodman, J. and Anderson-Faithful, S. (2019) Turning and Twisting Histories of Women's Education : Matters of Strategy, Women's History Review.
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. (2018) Mary Sumner: mission, education and motherhood, thinking a life with Bourdieu, (Cambridge: Lutterworth).
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. (2017) Aspects of Agency: change and constraint in the activism of Mary Sumner founder of the Anglican Mothers' Union, Women's History Review, 1-18
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. (2012), Mary Sumner and Maternal Authority: From the Drawing Room to the Homes of the Nation, History of Education, Researcher Special Issue,  Educated Women: Finding Place, Claiming Space ,Vol. 89, pp. 18-26.
  • Anderson-Faithful, S. (2012), A 'Mission to Civilise’: The Popular Educational Vision of the Anglican Mothers’ Union and Girls Friendly Society 1886-1926, Revista Brasileira de História da Educação 11, No. 1 (28), pp. 15-43.


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